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Sc400 1997 137k Go Or Nogo


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SC400 fascinates me & will be my first buy. The car looks clean and is nicely kept. Please review the service history. Last service performed in 2011 and car was only driven 8000 miles since then.... ?

Will I be looking at a major service , how much should I set aside?

Owner 1

Purchased: 1997

Personal vehicle

7,764 mi./yr

Mileage: Source: Comments:
3/18/97
NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
6/2/97
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA Vehicle sold
6/15/97
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
6/26/97
20 mi.
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC Odometer reading reported
6/26/97
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title #K228925 Title issued or updated
First owner reported
3/4/98
15,061 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
5/22/98
19,479 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
7/10/98
22,571 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
10/7/98
26,941 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Oil and filter changed
1/29/99
32,083 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
5/4/99
36,744 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
8/24/99
42,544 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
10/15/99
45,658 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
1/6/00
49,822 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
3/16/00
53,869 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
5/25/00
58,185 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
8/3/00
61,996 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
11/2/00
65,751 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
3/7/01
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Title or registration issued
5/3/01
71,564 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
11/9/01
76,974 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Oil and filter changed
1/22/02
80,238 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
3/7/02
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Title or registration issued
4/18/02
D.C.
Inspection Station
Washington, DC Passed emissions inspection
4/20/02
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
8/27/02
87,934 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
5/2/03
97,268 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Vehicle serviced
8/15/03
101,089 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Battery/charging system checked
12/2/03
105,230 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Transmission fluid flushed
Power steering pump replaced
Engine checked
Steering/suspension checked
4/15/04
109,835 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Oil and filter changed
4/17/04
D.C.
Inspection Station
Washington, DC Passed emissions inspection
4/17/04
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
8/13/04
113,136 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Exterior light bulb(s) replaced
Exterior lights checked
10/21/04
114,261 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Radio/sound system checked
11/12/04
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Title issued or updated
1/26/05
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
1/17/06
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
3/18/06
D.C.
Inspection Station
Washington, DC Passed emissions inspection
1/13/07
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
4/27/07
120,261 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Exterior lights checked
5/21/07
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
6/15/07
120,721 mi.
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA
703-931-3000
Exterior lights checked
1/13/08
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
4/29/08
D.C.
Inspection Station
Washington, DC Passed emissions inspection
1/6/09
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
5/21/09
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
1/6/10
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
2/15/10
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
4/28/10
D.C.
Inspection Station
Washington, DC Passed emissions inspection
6/28/10
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
1/11/11
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
6/9/11
131,644 mi.
Arlington World Motors
Arlington, VA
703-931-7220
Front brake pads and rotors replaced
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced
Oil and filter changed
Brake fluid flushed/changed
Four wheel alignment performed
Four tires mounted and balanced
1/17/12
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
4/24/12
D.C.
Inspection Station
Washington, DC Passed emissions inspection
1/6/13
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
1/6/14
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
2/1/15
D.C.
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Washington, DC
Title #K228925 Registration issued or renewed
5/16/15
139,199 mi.
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I have 168k on a 93 still running strong, if you go to the dealer for major service looking at almost 2k, other shops around 1-1.5k. I don't know if timing belt, water pump was changed but that would be part of your major service.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I have a '95 with 173K and the drive train is bullet proof. This sounds like an excellent purchase depending on price. Why has it been used so little in last 2 years? things that sit dry out and leak.

this model is reliable beyond anything comparable but first thing is find a mechanic you can trust. I figure $500 per year in maintanence. Altenator $350, Battery $125; anytbing in air conditionaing $1200. Timing belt should have been done with water pump and pulleys etc. Show the receipts to the mechanic and he'll note anything missing.

Anything in the dash you're looking at $1000 but everything else is normal for high end Japanese; compare to BMW and you'll always be happy.

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